Cross by Red Harbinger

Discussion in 'Cross Desk Logs' started by L3p, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. L3p

    L3p Peter Brands Cross Backer

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    Here I am with a new project :)
    As some of you might know, ever since I finished the L3p D3sk project all 6 of us have been busy with the company named Red Harbinger. This team exists out of these great persons.​
    First project ... to improve, re-design and compatibilize the L3p D3sk.​
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    This will be completely different compared to my other buildlogs..​
    It's the build of the first prototype available for the market soon.​
    I thought, if I have to test it anyway, why not make a buildlog and use this opportunity to get as much as possible input from you readers.​
    Please keep in mind this is a prototype.​
    Few things we already changed months ago in the design but aren't in this prototype yet.​
    - Leg height 2 1/2" lower​
    - Illuminating the legs​
    - Lots of small things​
    - Got a dual system version, should've been single :)
    So here we go!​
    Can you imagine how excited I was after 12 months having this in front of my door?​
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    Right after unpacking it, just had to see how it would look like :)
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    'Few' hours later.​
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    Updates:
    2. Renders
    18. Final pics



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    Sponsors & Partners
    Cpu & Watercooling parts​
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    Mainboard & GPU's​
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    Memory & SSD's​
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    Watercooling parts​
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    Psu & Fans​
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    Gaming Gear​
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    Coolant​
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    Fancontroller & Switches​
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  2. Mikhail

    Mikhail Overlord Staff Member Administrator Moderator Cross Backer

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    THE BANNER IS BADASSSSS =D worth the wait !!! :D

    PS: There's a small problem with this forum like system...there's NO EXISTING button for 'overkill mega like' I'd like to put on that post...Thomas...care to make like 'a Cross' like ? Which is like "Winner" but then times infinity better hahaha

    EDIT: How bad am I yearning for one of my own...can't wait to have it home.

    You know Peter...after all this desk is going to bring you heaps of hard work...why don't I take that load of you? ^^ Would drive the several hundreds miles NOOO PROBLEM ;):D
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  3. CIrwin

    CIrwin Well-Known Member

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    Drool....-fal--fal--fal--fal--fal-
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  4. Lanfire

    Lanfire Well-Known Member

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    Oh yes, this is just very cool :D
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  5. redstriker

    redstriker Apprentice Archer Staff Member Moderator

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    Soon...
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  6. Mero

    Mero New Member

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    Fixed.
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  7. L3p

    L3p Peter Brands Cross Backer

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    First of all, again want to remind you guys this is a prototype.

    Unpacking.

    So .... there it was.
    No idea actual weight was incl all glass and some other stuff I needed.
    I think around 90-100Kg.
    I was 'home alone' and tried pulling/pushing it, but didn't move an inch.

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    5 minutes later it even started to rain :)

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    Since there wasn't a neighbour available either I came up with a thousands of years old idea.
    It worked pretty well :p

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    My heart still bouncing. Package was just as big as my couch.

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    First top package contained these panels for the legs (old design) and the glass for the shelf.
    (Other top package contained some hardware you'll see later)

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    Glass for the shelf connected to the legs.
    It has a frosted bottom and rounded edges.

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    And a lasered logo on top.

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    The big package exists out of 3 smaller boxes. Top one contains the desk itself and all smaller stuff needed for the desk.

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    As you can see the desk will come partly assembled.

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    Second level contains the big top glass panel

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    With a frosted bottom edge, also a small logo and off course rounded edges.

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    The third and last box contains the assembled legs, backside cover (where PSU and all cables go), and the panel between the legs for more stability.
    (This panel got a great improvement in the next prototype on looks and stability, you'll see it later)

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    Unpacking the small stuff.

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    Leg and backside cover on the background.

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    Unboxing the desk.

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    Back side.

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    Front.
    It's incredibly huge ... I knew the size but still the only word that came up in me was WOW!

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    Well.. I was still on my own, so had to find a way to lift it on the legs just for a few photos :)

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    Really love this color and way of powdercoating.
    Off course it will be available in many colors/finishes.

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    The grommets!
    Well I got a few spares I guess.

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    The switches. What color do you guys prefer?

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    My choice is black/red led :)

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    Glass panel on top of the desk. (Still without rubber seal)

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    As you guys can see it's pretty high, we lowered the next prototype about 2 1/2".

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    I found a good purpose for that quite unhandleable box :D

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    Tomorrow I'll post some (concept) renders we're busy with.
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  8. CIrwin

    CIrwin Well-Known Member

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    Im drooling for this...

    Looks really good.
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  9. Mikhail

    Mikhail Overlord Staff Member Administrator Moderator Cross Backer

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    WHOOOOOT =D WINNN !!! (first official comment) and now off to reading =D lol

    Edit: Magnificent...that's the word. Can't believe that something like that will soon be mine ^^
    The glass shelves o_O 6 PLEASE! They look awesome! Can't stress that enough. And the logo in the middle is just...well genius. Must say I kind of liked it to be in the corner for the top glass but defintely better in the middle for the shelves. Happy about that :)

    The buttons...for my theme will be going for black / yellow - goldlike if possible..haha so many choices to decide from!!

    I'm rather curious about the new legs...these already looked pretty good. Anxious !
    Also very relieved to see that the glass is really well packed away for the transport. Great ! Top notch Peter !

    hahaha the box xD I already wondered where that box came from. Ah and clever thinking for rolling the desk with those sticks. Just like the Egyptians. Doubt I'd ever have come up with that myself lol.
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  10. Lanfire

    Lanfire Well-Known Member

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    This is a proper bit of kit !! Really impressed so far :D
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  11. redstriker

    redstriker Apprentice Archer Staff Member Moderator

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    Yes!!! I want MOAR!!!
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  12. Wally

    Wally Well-Known Member

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    Forget the desk, all you need is the box. ;) Hours upon hours of fun right there.
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  13. K.3nny

    K.3nny Active Member

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    Looking great peter!!
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  14. L3p

    L3p Peter Brands Cross Backer

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    Renders!

    Well I got some questions about the possible colors and the monitor stand.
    Maybe this post will make some things clear.
    These were made by perfect cooperation between Shawn and Scott :)


    First of all a cool exploded view of the prototype I have here.

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    And the HDD bracket I personally won't be using for this build but will be in the standard desk.

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    Our plans are to have the desk in a few standard colors.
    However there is an option to order the desk completely color-customized.

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    The monitor stand.
    This is still just a concept, but we're working on it :)

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    Reservoirs.
    Also a concept we're busy with.

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    And some renders of a white desk with concept reservoirs.

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  15. Mikhail

    Mikhail Overlord Staff Member Administrator Moderator Cross Backer

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    4 reservoirs is so overkill but damn do they look good. Looks like a nuclear bomb...World Domination, doing it right? lol

    The desk with all the colors is really ugly but I think that that wasn't the purpose of that specific pic. Just to give an idea with what you mean with total customisation right? =)

    Reaaaally looking forward to that monitor stand. Hope you guys pull it off in the render it looks very very good.

    The HDD bracket ...well it looks awesome. Think I'll buy a few more TB for a server or something like that. If I see everything correctly you can put 8 HDD's in there right? Would be perfect for a raid 6...man man. This is getting very interesting. Can you also tell us how loud it is ? With the fans I mean between the brackets. Or an estimate?
  16. redstriker

    redstriker Apprentice Archer Staff Member Moderator

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    I want those reservoirs. It would go great with my idea for my desk.

    Now for me to redesign my water cooling loop...back to the drawing board.
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    Nice work peter. The reservoirs are dam cool. Are you guys going to sell full kit of watercooling parts in the future?
  18. Wally

    Wally Well-Known Member

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    Loving the Reservoirs. They should be an inclusion in all builds, not just the Cross. Agreeing with Mikhail the multi colour desk looks pretty shocking but some of the colours there by themselves would look fantastic.
  19. redstriker

    redstriker Apprentice Archer Staff Member Moderator

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    I think the multi-color purpose of the desk is to show all the different parts of the desk and highlight them via different colors.
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  20. Roboduck

    Roboduck Engineer Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    The reservoirs are still a concept but we fully intend to find a way to bring them to market (4 res holder as well).

    Correct :). The different colors are just to show the individual components to give you an idea what you can do with different color combinations.

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